NOTE: Only the top 4 player(s) from each team are being used for the standings/prizes
DATE: Friday, November 17, 2023
ROUND TIMES: Round 1 at 6:00PM, Subsequent rounds ASAP (Tournament expected to finish by about 8:45PM).
TIME CONTROL: G/25,d5; (Each player has 25 minutes to make all their moves in each game; each move there is a 5 second delay before clock starts counting down).
LOCATION: Play More Chess Academy, Home of the Hamden Chess Club, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517
REQUIREMENTS: USCF membership is required prior to registering for this tournament - Join or Renew your USCF membership/membership ID number at: https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess. Students K-12, of all levels are welcome, including unrated. This is a Quads tournament. Players will be placed in groups of four (quads) based on rating and will play against others of similar rating levels.
BYES: No byes permitted as this a three round tournament. All participants are expected to complete all of their games.
ENTRY FEE: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and for Hamden Chess Club members)
ENTRY DEADLINE: Early entry discounted fee deadline: Wednesday 11:59PM (Two days before tournament); Regular entry deadline: Friday 4:00PM (Day of tournament). No on-site registration.
REGISTRATION AND CURRENT ENTRIES: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3270
PRIZES: Trophies for player(s) in each quad who achieve at least 2 points out of 3. (i.e 1 point for each game won; 1/2 point for each game drawn, 0 point for each game lost). There will be no computer calculated tie-breaks. Chess medals for all other players within each quad.
REFUNDS/CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cannot play in this event, you may withdraw by emailing: info@PlayMoreChess.com. A request for a refund may be made no later than Wednesday 11:59 PM (Wednesday Before Tournament). Refunds must be requested by email and are subject to a $15 cancellation fee to cover administrative and credit card processing charges.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Participants must be students grades K-12. Weighted tournament chess sets and digital clocks (DGT 3000) are provided. Must use our equipment. Check website (https://PlayMoreChess.com) for any cancelations/postponements due to inclement weather. Any changes will also be emailed to registrants. For contact during the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org as club phone will be silenced during tournament.